Labs and Facilities

  • Academic Advancement Center
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is dedicated to ensuring that its students have the resources they need to excel academically. Students who need academic assistance…
  • Advanced Flight Simulation Center
    New-generation Flight Training Devices (FTDs) are increasingly valuable in today’s complex flight training environment. To meet this need ERAU has an extensive “fleet”…
  • Advanced Vehicles Green Garage
    Capabilities for vehicle modeling, integration, and testing for the advancement of hybrid and electric vehicle technology are provided in the Advanced Vehicles Green…
  • Aerospace Forensics
    The Applied Aviation Sciences Department operates the Aerospace Forensics Lab, formerly known as the Aircraft Crash Lab, at 915 South Clyde Morris Boulevard, just southeast…
  • Aerospace Physiology Lab
    The Aerospace Physiology Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation in human physiology and biochemistry as well as neurobiology to train students in…
  • Aging Perception Performance
    The Aging, Perception & Performance Lab (APPL) is interested in aging, perception, and the performance of complex everyday tasks like driving…
  • Air Traffic Control Labs
    The air traffic management program has three labs that are included in the program. The three labs emulate the En Route, terminal radar, and control tower domains…
  • Air Traffic Control Tower Lab
    This lab is a high-fidelity simulation of ATC in a tower, integrating ATC interactions in all ATC domains, and includes the capability to simulate air traffic Local Controller,…
  • Aircraft Design Lab
    A fully equipped workspace is made available to Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students to work on their design projects as a part of their two-semester senior design…
  • Aircraft Systems Lab (Aviation Maintenance Science)
    The 1,500-square-foot Aircraft Systems Lab is equipped to support two AMS courses: AMS 263 General Aviation Aircraft Systems and AMS 365 Transport Category Aircraft…
  • Airline Operations Center Lab
    The Airline Operations Center Lab is a simulation facility for aircraft dispatch and operations in the national airspace…
  • AMS Hangar and Ramp – Powerplant Line Maintenance Lab
    The hanger has numerous functional engines; 5 Lycoming carbureted O-320 engines, 3 Lycoming IO-360, a TCM IO-360, a Austro AE300 FADEC engine, and 2 Pratt & Whitney PT6…
  • Applied Aviation Simulation Lab
    The Applied Aviation Simulation Lab is a College of Business lab established in 2006 after several successful simulation projects for the airline and aviation indus…
  • Applied Cognition & Training Science Lab
    The Applied Cognition and Training Science Lab investigates issues related to expertise and the science and practice of training…
  • Aquaponics Laboratory
    Technology and methods for the development of a sustainable food supply for use here on Earth and a future Mars colony are explored through the Aquaponics Laborator…
  • Astrophysics and Controls Lab
    One of two primary locations for student learning and research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, this lab supports both student and faculty research…
  • Atmospheric Physics Research Lab (APRL)
    The Atmospheric Physics Research Lab helps support atmospheric research by providing a workspace for the design, construction, and testing of instruments for space…
  • Aviation Human Factors
    The Aviation Human Factors Lab focuses on evaluating how people interact with aircraft or with the unique problems associated with aviation…
  • Avionics Lab
    The 1,300-square-foot Avionics Lab is utilized by courses in the Avionics Line Maintenance (ALM) minor: AMS 388 Air Transport Systems Line Maintenance Capstone Course,…
  • Basic Engine and Propeller Systems Lab
    The 2,000-square-foot Basic Engines and Propeller Systems Lab supports two AMS courses: AMS 271 Aircraft Reciprocating Powerplant and Systems and AMS 273 Propeller…
  • Biology and Chemistry Labs
    The Biology and Chemistry labs provide a hands-on learning space for students taking Physical Sciences courses…
  • Center for Applied Physics, Control, and Optimization (CAPCO)
    CAPCO's goal is to build and sustain virtual strategic clusters of advanced research based on complex nonmainstream results in applied physics and applied mathematics,…
  • Center for Motorsports Engineering
    The Center for Motorsports Engineering (CME) at Embry-Riddle is dedicated to applying our faculty and student talent, facility and software assets, and experience to…
  • Chandler Titus Engine Repair Station Lab
    The Engine Repair Station is a unique experience for students in the ERAU AMS degree program. This FAA certificated facility has been a part of the powerplant curriculum…
  • Circuits and Electronics
    Introductory courses in electrical engineering and computer engineering, as well as the laboratory component of the electrical engineering course required for all other…
  • Civil Engineering Infrastructure Laboratory
    Facilities for applied research in civil transportation systems and structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure are housed in the Civil Engineering Infrastructure…
  • Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
    A fully-equipped but relaxed atmosphere for Civil Engineering student projects, the Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory supports courses in Civil Engineering Materials,…
  • Clean Energy Systems Laboratory
    Interdisciplinary student project groups and students in the Clean Energy Systems track of the Mechanical Engineering B.S. degree work in the Clean Energy Systems Laboratory…
  • CNC and Welding Laboratory
    On-site fabrication of components for classroom design projects and student competition team deliverables is supported in the CNC and Welding Laboratory…
  • Cognitive Engineering Research in Transportation Systems (CERTS)
    The CERTS Lab researchers study Human Factors, Human Performance, training, attentional allocation, fatigue, situation awareness, adaptive automation, in-attentional…
  • Collaborative Decision-Making Room
    The Collaborative Decision-Making Room is used primarily by students in College of Business classes such Aviation Labor Relations, Marketing Management, Professional…
  • Composites Lab
    Hands-on experience with the fabrication of objects, such as air foils, out of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar bonded with epoxy resin matrix, is provided in the…
  • Computational Problem Solving Lab
    Engineering IS Problem Solving! And the Computational Problem Solving lab is where new engineering students are first introduced to structured problem solving using today's…
  • Control Design Lab
    The Control Design Lab supports teaching and research in control area of both faculty and graduate students in the Engineering Physics program…
  • Creekside Observatory
    The Creekside Observatory behind the Lehman Engineering and Technology Center is used to support courses in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Planetary Science, as well as…
  • Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE) Center
    CyBASE hosts a group of researchers composed of faculty members from different programs as well as professionals from different departments at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical…
  • Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory
    Furnished with state-of-the-art hardware and software to permit for participation in cybersecurity attack and defend exercises, the Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory…
  • Cybersecurity Virtual Lab
    The Cybersecurity Virtual Lab is one of the technology resources in the Department of Security Studies & International Affairs. The virtual lab provides students, faculty,…
  • Digital Systems Laboratory
    Real-time computing experiments and research in digital electronics, microcontrollers, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are performed in the Digital Systems…
  • Dynamics Systems, Measurement, and Control Laboratory
    The controls and instrumentation components of Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering curricula are supported in this laboratory…
  • Eagle Flight Research
    The Embry-Riddle Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) serves as the university’s Aerospace R&D facility…
  • ECSSE Capstone Design Laboratory
    Students in the Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering programs work on projects for their multidisciplinary capstone…
  • Electrical Lab
    The 1,700-square-foot Electricity Lab is equipped to support courses in both airframe and powerplant electrical systems…
  • Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science Building
    The Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science building contains the classrooms and laboratories for the FAA Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant Technician program that is…
  • Engineering Physics and Space Physics I and III Lab
    The Engineering Physics & Space Physics I and III Lab is a hands-on space where students taking the lab courses for Physics I and III come to work. This space is used…
  • Engineering Student Projects Center (ESPC)
    Hands-on exploration and fabrication of engineering designs and solutions to problems posed in the Engineering Fundamentals core curriculum are encouraged in the Engineering…
  • Enroute Air Traffic Control Center Lab
    The Enroute Laboratory is a real-world environment where our Air Traffic Management students learn and practice critical communications and aircraft handling skills required…
  • Fleet Maintenance Hangar
    The responsibility of keeping Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach’s fleet of training aircraft in top mechanical form falls on the university’s team of FAA Certified Airframe…
  • Flight Data Analysis
    The mission of the lab (currently under development) will be to support and advance experiential learning and unique research activities of students and faculty…
  • Flight Dynamics and Control Research Laboratory
    Development and implementation of guidance, navigation, and control systems for a variety of aerospace vehicles, as well as research on a broad range of topics focused…
  • Flight Operations Center
    With a growing student-pilot enrollment and a fleet of aircraft that would rival some airlines, it takes a lot of coordination and planning to keep Embry-Riddle Daytona…
  • Flight Techniques & Electronic Navigation Lab
    The Les Kumpula Flight Techniques & Electronic Navigation Lab is one of the few simulation labs in collegiate aviation instruction where students are taught the nuances…
  • Game-Based Education & Advanced Research Studies (GEARS) Labs
    The GEARS Lab explores how games and simulation can be used to understand individuals, and enhance education and training…
  • Gas Turbine Laboratory
    Students in the Gas Turbine Laboratory at ERAU work with leading aerospace corporations and privately owned companies and assist with Intellectual Property developm…
  • High Performance Vehicle Laboratory
    A design studio and two vehicle development bays make the High Performance Vehicle Laboratory the hub of motorsports activity at ERAU…
  • High-Altitude Normobaric Chamber
    As a professional pilot, you will spend the majority of your flight time at high altitudes. That makes the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Hypoxia Awareness Training an extremely…
  • Intelligent Aviation Transport Platforms Lab
    The College of Business has implemented state-of-the-art aviation and transportation software and platforms, including Sabre Solutions and Amadeus Reservation Systems,…
  • Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES)
    The Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES) is used by undergraduate and graduate students to develop extremely sensitive spectroscopic equipment…
  • Laser Darkroom
    The Laser Darkroom is a space for teaching advanced physics experiments, projects in optics and high-powered laser use, and other experiments requiring darkness or special…
  • Lightweight Materials and Structures Laboratory
    Composites, honeycombs, functionally graded materials, and truss-based cellular solids destined for use in aerospace applications are designed, fabricated, and tested…
  • Manufacturing Laboratory
    Hands-on experience working with popular engineering materials and building prototypes, components, and systems for projects, is provided to students in all Engineering…
  • Marketing Focus Room
    The Marketing Focus Room is a College of Business lab that features divided rooms with a one-way mirror observation room. The lab is equipped with cameras, microphones,…
  • Materials Testing Laboratory
    Observation and alteration of material performance, including the fabrication of novel materials and measurement of their properties, occurs in the Materials Testing…
  • Multi-Disciplinary Bioengineering Lab
    Bio-mechanical systems research for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as for faculty researchers and…
  • Multimodal Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory
    Transportation research into the safety, operations, design, planning, and maintenance issues involving our nation’s infrastructure, with an emphasis on airports, is…
  • Nanomaterials Lab
    The Nanomaterials Lab is used primarily by Engineering Physics and Aerospace Engineering majors for research, synthesis, and development of nanomaterials. The lab includes…
  • Next Generation ERAU Advanced Research
    The Next-Generation Advanced Research (NEAR) Lab is a for-hire research facility located on the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University…
  • Nonlinear Waves Lab
    The Computational Mathematics department has brought cutting edge nonlinear wave labs to the Embry-Riddle community. Their efforts allow students, faculty and industry…
  • Payload Support Lab
    The mission of the lab (currently under development) will be to provide development, operations, and testing support for university-class space research payloads and…
  • Physics & Astronomy Lab, Observatory Control Room & Workshop
    A suite of rooms on the fifth floor of the College of Arts & Sciences building makes up the home for the university’s new astronomical observatory. These rooms include…
  • Physics Technical Support and Lab Management
    The Physics Technical Support room provides space for the storage, repair, and testing of the Department of Physical Sciences' teaching laboratory and demonstration equipment. Situated…
  • Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory
    Numerical research in unsteady aerodynamics, acoustics, aeroelasticity, flow, and flight control are performed in the Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory…
  • Propulsion Design Laboratory
    A dedicated research laboratory for the Capstone Design Course for the Propulsion Track in Aerospace Engineering, the Propulsion Design Laboratory contains a 3D printer,…
  • Radar and Microwaves Lab
    High frequency systems are taught through applied projects in the Radar and Microwaves Laboratory as part of the electrical engineering curriculum…
  • Radio Frequency Identification
    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies have rapidly become an integral business tool, with applications that range from product inventory to personnel security…
  • Research Engineering and Applied Collaborations in Healthcare (REACH) Lab
    The REACH Lab enhances medical systems by investigating a variety of patient safety issues in collaborations with clinical experts. We partner with professionals in academic…
  • Research in User eXperience Lab (RUX)
    The Research in User eXperience (RUX) lab investigates issues related to user experience and usability of software, products, and processes…
  • Ritchey-Chretien Reflecting Telescope
    The newest addition to the new Astronomy and Astrophysics program is the 1-meter (1-m) Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope. The new telescope, housed in the new College…
  • Rocket Laboratory
    The home to a booster signed by Homer Hickam and seven level three large-scale rockets, the Rocket Laboratory supports two highly popular student organizations, as well…
  • Sabre Labs
    The College of Business uses Sabre Solution software for teaching and research purposes. Sabre, the leading provider of software solutions for the airline industry, provided…
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
    A Scanning Electron Microscope, with a large chamber to allow for the visualization of structural materials, is available for students, faculty, and staff of the university,…
  • Software Development Lab
    Compilers and development environments, in addition to resources for special projects and dual boot capability for Linux and Windows as-needed, are provided in the Software…
  • Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA)
    SARA is a 12-university consortium led by ERAU that operates 1-meter class telescopes for astronomical research and education at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona…
  • Space Physics Research Lab (SPRL)
    The Space Physics Research Lab is used primarily by faculty and students for basic research, emphasizing ground-based measurements of optical emissions associated with…
  • Spacecraft Development Lab
    Spacecraft flight software is developed and tested in the Spacecraft Development Laboratory (SDL) and prototype potential components are designed and produced…
  • Spacesuit Research and Development Lab
    The mission of the lab (currently under development) is to conduct innovative and collaborative spacesuit research and integrate this knowledge into the commercial spaceflight…
  • Spatial Disorientation Lab
    The Spatial Disorientation Lab allows aviation students to experience physical sensations normally associated with prolonged or sudden changes in attitude and/or visual…
  • Structures and Materials Lab
    This 3,000 square foot lab is equipped to accommodate a variety of functions related to the fabrication and repair of aircraft metal and composite structures…
  • Structures Laboratory
    Testing is performed on the structures and components typically found in aircraft and spacecraft using the specialized equipment located in the Structures Laborator…
  • Suborbital Operations Science Lab
    The lab simulates a space vehicle and associated control center to perform takeoffs and landings from conventional runways and flights up to 350,000 feet. The simulator…
  • Teaching Airport Kiosk
    The Teaching Airport Kiosk at Daytona Beach International Airport showcases the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business and its programs to the airport’s…
  • Tracon Lab
    The Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Lab is a realistic simulation of the Class C airspace around Daytona Beach International Airport and the high-density Class…
  • Turbine Engine Lab and Test Cells
    This 2,500 square foot lab provides students an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the operation, inspection, and overhaul of a turbine (jet) engine…
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Lab
    The College of Aviation UAS Lab is the largest Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Lab for research and aircrew training in the United States…
  • Virtual Reality Lab
    The mission of the VR lab is to explore, develop, and test immersive simulation technologies for use in aviation and aerospace research learning…
  • Weather Broadcasting Lab
    The Applied Aviation Sciences Department manages the Weather Broadcasting Lab…
  • Weather Center
    The Weather Center, in the College of Aviation Building on the Daytona Beach Campus, is primarily used as a location where students can access weather data and analysis…
  • Wind Tunnel Laboratory
    Several wind tunnels are housed in the Wind Tunnel Laboratory, which is primarily used for instruction…

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